Sights and Sounds, Feb. 12, 2016

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb 23 for the Feb. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

Laughing Liberally Boston, Feb. 13, 8pm, $8, The Riot Theater, 146a South St. Comedians on the bill include Sam Ike, Srilatha Rajamani, Jiayong Li, and Julia Claire. Info: Matthew, 773-678-0478, [email protected]

Franklin Park February Winter Fun Days, sledding, snowshoeing, and games, Saturdays 10am-12pm, Feb. 13, 20, 37. William J. Devine Golf Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester. Info: Sophie, 442-4141.

JP Time Exchange Birthday Party and Stuff Swap, Bring what you can, take what you need, free cake and t-shirts, Sat. Feb. 27, 3-6pm, Urbano, 29 Germania St. RSVP on facebook.

Music

         Porchfest Inside, Feb. 18 at The Haven: Ms. Jones at 8:30pm, Damn Tall Buildings at 9:30pm. Feb. 25: Fernando Ferrer at 8:30pm, Boketto at 9:30pm. $5. Info: [email protected] or visit www.jpporchfest.org.

         Midway Café, all shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Wednesdays: Coffeehouse Wednesdays, acoustic acts, 6-8:15pm, free; Thursdays: Queeraoke lesbian night; Fridays, 6-8:30pm: Hippie Hour, free; Sundays 9pm-2am, Open Mic.

Applications available for Ladies Rock Camp, intensive 3-day weekend camp run by Girls Rock Boston, camp is to provide opportunity for women 21+ to form bands, applications can be found at www.girlsrockboston.org.

Old time music, Southern/roots music, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7.30pm, back room at Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

         First Fridays Youth Open Mic with renowned feature artists, first Friday of every month, 7pm at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Free for performers and those under 25, $10 suggested donation for those 25 and over.

JP Jubilee, the local senior chorus, will be resuming classes on Feb. 19 at 10:30am. Info: 983-3638.

Earth Day Celebration, Oen Kennedy, Dean Stevens, and Friends in concert, Fri. Apr. 22, 7:30pm, $15, $20 at door, Eliot Street Soiree, First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St., Info: [email protected]

dance

         West African dance classes, taught by Zucan, a principal dancer with the Drum and Spirit of African Society. Mondays, 7:30-9pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. Info: 359-1552.

         Gender-Free/English Country Dance, beginners welcome and encouraged. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (5th Tuesdays: experienced) of the month, 7:30-11:30pm, First Church, 6 Eliot St. Info: www.lcfd.org/bgfe/512-5554.

Art/literary

         Tidal Life, works by JP resident Jenine Shereos, ongoing, The Haven, 2 Perkins St. Info: 524-2836/thehavenjp.com.

Now You See: A Celebration of Courageous Kids, photography exhibition by Jacqueline Lamont at Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Related lecture: Child protection professionals who worked with the kids featured in this project will discuss its creation and mission, Mon. Feb. 22, 6pm.

Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series, Fri. Feb. 12 at 7:30pm. Paula Bonnell and Kevin Gallagher. $5 suggested donation. Info: 325-8388 or email [email protected]

Papercuts will host Catherine Lowell, author of The Madwoman Upstairs, in conversation with Heidi Pitlor, Best American Short Stories series editor and author of The Daylight Marriage. The two will read from their novels and discuss with Papercuts literature, romance, and mystery at UForge Gallery, 767 Centre Street, free and open to the public. papercutsjp.com.

Camera Obscura, photography exhibition at Uforge Gallery, Until Feb. 28. 767 Centre St. uforgegallery.com.

Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig, Performances on February 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 8:00 p.m. $18-21. The Footlight Club, 7A Eliot Street.

Youth/Families

         BNBL Pee-Wee Basketball, boys and girls ages 6-10, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Franklin Park. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.

Connolly Branch Library. Homework Help with Boston Public School teacher, Mondays 4-6pm, Homework help with high school mentor grades K-8, Mondays-Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm; Children’s films, Wednesdays, 10:30am. Bilingual Story time for babies up to 18 months, Fridays at 10:30am. Baby story time, for babies up to 18 mo., Fridays Feb. 12 & 19, 10:30am.; Crafternoon with Michelle Brooks, winter themed crafts for ages 6+, Thurs. Feb. 18, 3-4pm.; Book discussion for adults, The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout, Mon. Feb. 29, 7pm. All at 433 Centre St. Info: www.bpl.org.

         Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30pm-5:30pm: homework help. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, preschool storytime. Fridays, 10:30am: baby/toddler music time. Wearable Art, Saturdays Feb. 13 & 27, learn how to make friendship bracelets, duct tape jewelry, etc. Ages 7-12; Preschool Story Time and Craft, Tues. Feb. 16, 10:30-11:30am, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by a caregiver. Sheep to Shawl with Historic New England, Tues. Feb. 16, 2-3pm, Learn how clothing and other textiles were produced in Colonial times. For ages 4-7, accompanied by a caregiver. Read-aloud book club, Weds. Feb. 17, 2:30-3:30pm, for children ages 5-8. Hero Puppet Fun, Thurs. Feb. 18, 2:30-4:30, create your own puppet heroes, for children ages 4-8. Food and Book Club, modern romance, Weds. Feb. 17, 6:30pm, book club and potluck for adults. Tween writing and storytelling group, Weds. Feb. 24, 5:30-6:30pm and recurring every other week, for ages 10-13.

         Tiny Tots World Music and Movement, music classes for kids age 2-5 by Helder Tsinine, Mondays 11-11:45am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am, $17 per class or $90 for 6 weeks, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

         Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am, ages 3-5. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 5+. Family Resource Center, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-1018.

         Learn to stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, 11am-1pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.

BalletRox dance classes at Spontaneous Celebration for students grades K-12. Saturdays, 8am-12noon, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-7pm. Affordable, on a sliding fee scale. Ballet, tap, hip hop, street jazz, modern fusion. Info: www.balletrox.info; 224-7386.

Classes

         Stonybrook Fine Arts, adult classes in welding, foundry and mold-making ongoing, 24 Porter St. Info: stonybrookfinearts.com.

Community Arts Music Program for Seniors, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., Fridays 10:30-noon. Info: 983-3638.

Meet-Ups

Support For Vegetarian/Vegan Lifestyles, 2nd and 4th Fridays at Spontaneous Celebrations 6:30-8, see movies, enjoy potlucks, discuss scientific research, swap recipes and discuss challenges. Info: [email protected]

         Narratives Boston, queer activist-writers group open to LGBTQ-identified adults interested in creative expression and social justice, first and third Wednesday evenings of the month, 7-9pm, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info: [email protected]

         Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Spanish/English language exchange, Saturdays, noon-1:45pm. ESL conversation groups, Mondays 6:30pm, Thursdays, 2:30pm.

         Party for the Helping Hand Fund, hosted by Haymarket People’s Fund, every 3rd Friday of the month, 5:30-8pm, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info: 522-3349/[email protected]

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